Spicy Buffalo Peanuts

These roasted nuts are super easy to make and have a spicy buffalo coating. Perfect for game day snacking!

These roasted peanuts are the perfect party food and great for the Super Bowl, tailgate party or any sporting event.

I am looking to try some new party food. I love peanuts or any kind of mixed nuts, as they are perfect for munching while the game is on. Over the years I have roasted peanuts countless times with many different flavoured coatings. These spicy buffalo peanuts are always a big hit and perfect for game day.

Overhead picture of roasted nuts on a baking sheet.

What Makes Buffalo Peanuts So Good?

  • Easy to Make! Seriously, these are so simple. Toss the peanuts in the seasoning and bake. that’s pretty much all there is to it.
  • Spicy – There is definitely a kick to these peanuts and it can really vary depending on the kind of hot sauce you use and the amount of cayenne you add.
  • Perfect for Game day

Expert Tip! You can adjust the spice level by increasing, decreasing or even omitting the cayenne pepper based on your desired level of heat.

Ingredients placed on a cutting board.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • peanuts – raw or roasted unsalted
  • butter
  • salt
  • hot sauce
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder
Close up picture of roasted nuts.

How to Make Roasted Peanuts

  • The first step in making these spicy buffalo peanuts is to create the seasoned coating that covers the peanuts. Melt the butter and mix with the hot sauce and spices. Place the peanuts in a bowl and pour the butter and hot sauce mixture over the peanuts and toss until they are all coated.
  • Spread the peanuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The lining is helpful to keep the nuts from sticking to the baking sheet.
  • Place in an oven preheated to 350F and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Expert Tip! Make sure to let the peanuts rest and cool down after they come out of the oven. They are typically a little soft right after baking and get that classic crunchy texture and toasty flavour after they have had a chance to cool down.

Other Nut Recipes

Previously, I have posted a couple of recipes for roasted peanuts:

All of these are awesome, and I have made them many times since posting the recipes.

Spicy Buffalo Roasted Peanuts

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2 reviews
These roasted peanuts are spicy and the perfect party food and great for game day or any time you are looking for something to snack on.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 3 cups raw/blanched peanuts
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, hot sauce and spices together.
  • In a bowl, toss peanuts with the buffalo sauce mixture until evenly coated.
  • Spread the peanuts across a baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove when they are slightly underdone. Do not over bake the peanuts as they will continue to cook once removed from the oven.


Per serving:

Calories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 407mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0.1g

Nutrition Disclaimer


These roasted peanuts are the perfect party food and great for the Super Bowl, tailgate party or any sporting event.

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Recipe Rating


  • 5 stars
    First attempt at roasting peanuts. Followed your recipe exactly, no variations. My family and neighbors found these spicy peanuts delicious! Ingredients were common to my kitchen and the recipe was quick and easy to follow. Would I make this recipe again? The peanuts are in the oven right now!

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  • Strange as it may seem – I used to do something similar using Cheerios when I was a kid…. Love the peanuts!

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  • What a perfect game day treat 🙂

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  • I love this flavoring for peanuts… well done. 🙂 My husband is beyond excited about the Super Bowl.. it will be a busy cooking day for me. 🙂

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    • Swapped out creole seasoning and cut back to 1 teaspoon…very good. Thanks for the base recipe.

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